Jennifer D. Wade Journal

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Name That Tune

As part of my computer crash recovery efforts, I've been rebuilding my musical database - an accounting of all my CDs and cassettes (stop laughing!) and the music included on them.

The cassettes mostly date back to my college days in the 80s when I made quite a few mix tapes.  In the folly of my youth, I noted the titles of the songs, but not the artists.  So, for the past week or so, I've been scouring the Internets to discover who sang what.

I've searched on Amazon and iTunes, where I could listen to samples and compare them to my versions.  I've searched on Google et. al. for strings of lyrics.  I've looked at charts of hits from the 80s.  And, I've searched the recesses of my own memory.

At this point, I think I have matched all but 5 songs with the appropriate artist.  The five I'm missing are:

"El Dorado"
"No Other Love"
"Still in Love"
"Heat of It"
"Firestarter" (or maybe "Fire Starter")

If I had to guess, I'd say these songs got some radio airplay in the UK around 1986 or 1987.  I've looked at Top 20 charts from those years, but none of these songs seems to have gotten that high.  So, if you have any thoughts about who might have sung these almost-hits, I'd love to know.

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